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Older adults are increasingly one of the largest target markets for many salespeople and service providers. Supporting older adults to make wise choices through consumer awareness and education efforts, setting standards for how personal financial services engage them, and protecting them from misleading advertising and fraud are some of the important topics covered in our resources below.

Older adults increasingly targeted by fraud and scams
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    Patient-mediated interventions to improve professional practice.

    Cochrane Database Syst Rev (2018)
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    Interactive conceptual framework of harmful gambling

    Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO)
    This resource is a map where you can explore different topics that influence gambling behavior. Some topics include: gambling types, culture, society, and exposure. You can access the topics you wish to discover by clicking on the menu bars.
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    Transparency

    Transportation Safety Board of Canada
    The TSB makes all of its documents available to the public through the internet. Use this resource to find its business reports. You can also request information related to their work by submitting a request form via mail. Find the instructions of the procedure in this resource.
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    Marine

    Transportation Safety Board of Canada
    Use this resource to learn about the key safety issues in Canada’s marine transportation system. This resource contains links to issue reports, facts, and recommendations.
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    Rail

    Transportation Safety Board of Canada
    Use this resource to learn about the key safety issues in Canada’s rail transportation system. This resource contains links to issue reports, facts, and recommendations.
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    Air

    Transportation Safety Board of Canada
    Use this resource to learn about the key safety issues in Canada’s air transportation system. This resource contains links to issue reports, facts, and recommendations.
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    Food Recalls

    Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education
    Protect yourself and your family by being aware of recent public advisories for food recalls. This website maintains an up-to-date list of food recalls, issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
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    Canada's financial literacy blog

    Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
    Financial literacy involves knowledge and skills on how to manage money. Access this resource for information from experts on various financial topics.
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    Online gambling

    Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO)
    Greater convenience, easier access, and the lack of real cash markers makes online gambling more dangerous than traditional gambling. However, internet gambling also allows players to limit the amount of money staked per hours played. Gambling companies may also use player tracking systems, warning players if their gambling behavior looks risky.
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    Your rights under the Consumer Protection Act

    Consumer Protection Ontario
    Learn more about your rights under the Consumer Protection Act. The Consumer Protection Act protects you from unfair practices and consumer transactions. Your rights include: the cooling-off period, misrepresentation and delivery of goods.
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    Spotting fraud and scams: How to protect yourself and safeguard your finances

    211 Ontario
    This resource aims to provide information on fraud, the number one crime against older Canadians. The resource is an introduction in recognizing common types of frauds and learn about the ways to protect yourself and your loved ones.
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    Identity theft

    Consumer Information Canada
    Identity theft is when personal information is stolen. This resource will help you stop and report identity theft.
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    Debit card fraud

    Consumer Information Canada
    Debit card fraud happens when someone steals your bank information and takes out money without permission. Many organizations in Canada protect citizens from fraud. This resource includes tips on how to prevent it and who to contact in case it happens.
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    Misleading advertising

    Consumer Information Canada
    Internet scams are becoming more elaborate and prevalent. Read this resource for information on how to protect yourself and identify online scams.
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    Know your rights: Joining a gym or fitness club

    Consumer Protection Ontario
    There are many gyms and fitness centers to choose from. Read this resource for information on how to choose the right one for you.
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    Mortgage Fraud

    Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    In Canada, seniors are most often the victims of fraud and financial abuse. Use this resource to learn about how to recognize, protect yourself against, and report these crimes.
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    Income programs for older adults

    211 Ontario
    Many older adults require income assistance. Access this resource for information on available income programs for you.
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    Boomers need to consider savings protection

    Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC)
    Make sure your savings are safe by depositing it to a bank that is a member of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC). The CDIC makes sure your savings are still available even if your bank failed. Use this resource to learn about two kinds of protection given by CDIC banks: RRIF and Trust funds.
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    Deposit protection at every life stage

    Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC)
    Make sure you deposit money into a bank that is a member of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC). The CDIC makes sure your deposits are still available even if your bank failed. Use this resource to learn about the protection of CDIC for your retirement savings.
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    Older adults increasingly targeted by fraud and scams

    Financial fraud targeted at the aging population is a serious problem with both monetary and health-related consequences that is likely to continue escalating. Without development of prevention efforts, it’s estimated that the number of cases could nearly double in the next two to three decades.

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